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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1998
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued three citations against Lehigh Portland Cement Co., alleging officials at the Carroll County plant were negligent in failing to prevent a fatal accident last month.Lehigh employee Ronald L. Stewart, 41, of Union Bridge was killed when a freight train backed into a street-sweeping machine he was operating inside a loading tunnel at the Union Bridge plant July 1, state police said. Stewart had worked at the plant for about seven years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 24, 2009
Herbert Ray "Speedy" Kennedy, a retired Lehigh Portland Cement Co. electrician and an avid outdoorsman, died Monday of complications from colon surgery at Frederick Memorial Hospital. The Union Bridge resident was 81. Mr. Kennedy, the son of a Portland Cement Co. heavy equipment operator and a homemaker, was born and raised in Union Bridge. After graduating from Elmer A. Wolfe High School in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and served in Cuba and Panama aboard the submarine tender USS Orion.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff writer | March 3, 1991
A state inspector saw something he shouldn't have been able to see at Lehigh Portland Cement Co. last weekend.During a random, unannounced visit to Lehigh Feb. 23, the inspector for the Maryland Department of the Environment saw dust coming out of the stacks and issued a"site complaint" to the plant.Maryland law requires the smoke or dust that comes out of an industry's stacks to be in such a small amount that it can't be seen.Plant Manager David H. Roush said the malfunction that caused the emission was repaired within several hours, and the MDE confirmed the plant has passed emission tests since then.
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December 3, 2003
Richard P. Williams, a former sales engineer for Lehigh Portland Cement Co. and World War II veteran, died of Alzheimer's disease Sunday at Multi-Medical Center in Towson. He was 81. Mr. Williams was born and raised in Chicago Heights, Ill., and left the University of Illinois in 1942 when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. A navigator, he was assigned to the 306th Bomb Group in England and flew many combat missions aboard B-17 bombers over Germany. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and attained the rank of captain.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | August 31, 1993
Lehigh Portland Cement Co. will not build an earthen berm designed to shield its planned mining operation from view of residents along Old New Windsor Road because of objections from some residents.Carroll's commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to approve the change.Several people who live along Old New Windsor Road south of Greenwood Church Road said they do not want a 1,000-foot-long, 6-foot-high berm blocking their view of the valley there, said David Duree and Linda Cunfer of the New Windsor Community Action Project.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 24, 2009
Herbert Ray "Speedy" Kennedy, a retired Lehigh Portland Cement Co. electrician and an avid outdoorsman, died Monday of complications from colon surgery at Frederick Memorial Hospital. The Union Bridge resident was 81. Mr. Kennedy, the son of a Portland Cement Co. heavy equipment operator and a homemaker, was born and raised in Union Bridge. After graduating from Elmer A. Wolfe High School in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and served in Cuba and Panama aboard the submarine tender USS Orion.
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September 14, 1994
The 150 hourly employees at Lehigh Portland Cement in Union Bridge have had an uneasy relationship with their employer.For nearly three years, the United Paperworkers International had been unsuccessfully negotiating a new contract with the company. In addition, fumes have overcome Lehigh workers in at least four incidents over the past 24 months, the most recent occurring two weeks ago.A tentative agreement recently reached between the paperworkers union and Lehigh Portland Cement may lessen some of the hostility at the largest employer in the Union Bridge area, but it may be a long time before the company convinces employees that working conditions at the Union Bridge plant are up to par.Citations from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration for the most recent incident on Sept.
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By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Carroll County Bureau of The Sun | February 10, 1991
UNION BRIDGE -- When the dust falls on this Carroll Count town from the Lehigh Portland Cement Co., some people call it "gold dust," illustrating the town's financial dependence on its largest employer.Now, though, the cement manufacturer that has enjoyed a lofty status here for almost 70 years finds itself the target of angry residents, who worry that its plans to burn industrial waste for fuel may turn the gold dust into a toxic nightmare.Lehigh Portland is seeking permission from the state to burn "non-hazardous" waste materials from a New Jersey chemical plant that has been designated for cleanup by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund.
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January 19, 1997
O'Conor, Piper agent tops $1 million in a monthJane Brown, a sales associate with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn in Eldersburg, generated sales of more than $1 million in a one-month period.A 16-year veteran of the business, she is an associate broker specializing in the sale of new homes and land. She also is a cer- tified new home sales professional.Brown lives in Eldersburg.Weller now supervisor at Lehigh PortlandLehigh Portland Cement Co. has announced the promotion of Herb Weller to production supervisor at the Union Bridge plant.
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August 18, 2000
IF THE county relied on Commissioner Donald I. Dell to negotiate all of its land deals, the public treasury might soon be depleted. His personal negotiations, with the enthusiastic support of Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier, acquired a piece of a dairy farm near Union Bridge for more than six times its appraised value. He threw in a bunch of other financial sweeteners for the owners. That's $850,000 for land independently valued at maybe $130,000. Its remote location and lack of public water and sewer don't make it a prime site, even if the land is mostly zoned industrial.
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May 30, 2002
Carroll County's Board of Zoning Appeals granted Lehigh Portland Cement Co. permission yesterday to build a 3,000-gallon, above-ground fuel tank closer to a residential area than would normally be allowed. The county's zoning laws say such a tank should not be closer than 1,000 feet to a residential area. Lehigh, located in Union Bridge, plans to install its tank about 825 feet from the nearest property. After hearing testimony from several Lehigh representatives, board members said they were sufficiently convinced that the tank's double-walling and sophisticated alarm system would prevent accidents that might endanger residents.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2000
A group of South Carroll residents is taking the county commissioners to court for buying farmland in Union Bridge for $850,000 - more than six times the property's appraised value - for construction of a road and railway spur. Eldersburg residents Pamela Seiter, Nimrod Davis and Angela Lee will ask Carroll County Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. today to rescind the sale and issue an injunction to prevent the commissioners from taking possession of the property. "I understand the road has to be in place to relieve congestion in Union Bridge, but I still don't understand why we as taxpayers had to pay so much for this property," said Seiter.
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August 18, 2000
IF THE county relied on Commissioner Donald I. Dell to negotiate all of its land deals, the public treasury might soon be depleted. His personal negotiations, with the enthusiastic support of Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier, acquired a piece of a dairy farm near Union Bridge for more than six times its appraised value. He threw in a bunch of other financial sweeteners for the owners. That's $850,000 for land independently valued at maybe $130,000. Its remote location and lack of public water and sewer don't make it a prime site, even if the land is mostly zoned industrial.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1998
Take a walking or bicycling tour, visit a railroad museum or drop off old tires at Union Bridge's annual Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.The festival, a fund-raiser to help pay off the new town hall mortgage, will be held at Lehigh Park on the grounds of Lehigh Portland Cement Co., 117 S. Main St.The event begins with a breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 115 Penrose St. It will include crafts and flea market sales,...
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1998
Take a walking or bicycling tour, visit a railroad museum or drop off old tires at Union Bridge's annual Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.The festival, a fund-raiser to help pay off the new town hall mortgage, will be held at Lehigh Park on the grounds of Lehigh Portland Cement Co., 117 S. Main St.The event begins with a breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 115 Penrose St. It will include crafts and flea market sales,...
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1998
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued three citations against Lehigh Portland Cement Co., alleging officials at the Carroll County plant were negligent in failing to prevent a fatal accident last month.Lehigh employee Ronald L. Stewart, 41, of Union Bridge was killed when a freight train backed into a street-sweeping machine he was operating inside a loading tunnel at the Union Bridge plant July 1, state police said. Stewart had worked at the plant for about seven years.
NEWS
December 3, 2003
Richard P. Williams, a former sales engineer for Lehigh Portland Cement Co. and World War II veteran, died of Alzheimer's disease Sunday at Multi-Medical Center in Towson. He was 81. Mr. Williams was born and raised in Chicago Heights, Ill., and left the University of Illinois in 1942 when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. A navigator, he was assigned to the 306th Bomb Group in England and flew many combat missions aboard B-17 bombers over Germany. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and attained the rank of captain.
NEWS
May 26, 1991
Members of a Union Bridge citizens' group hand-delivered a petition to Gov. William Donald Schaefer's office Thursday asking him to deny Lehigh Portland Cement Co. permission to burn certain wastes at its plant.Residents for a Healthier Union Bridge Area collected about 600 signatures on the petition which asks that the Union Bridge company not be allowed to burn carbon waste and hazardous wastes in its cement kilns.Page W. Boinest, assistant press secretary to the governor, said,"I'll make sure the governor sees it, and we'll go from there."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1997
Western Maryland College plans a spring groundbreaking for a science center -- the major construction project in its $40-million fund-raising drive.About half of the money has been raised for the $12 million center -- still unnamed -- to be located near the Baker Memorial Chapel and adjoining the Lewis Hall of Science.An April 18 ceremony is being planned to launch construction of the science-laboratory building, said Joyce E. Muller, a college spokeswoman.Last week, Lehigh Portland Cement Co. donated $25,000 toward faculty offices in the building, one of the largest gifts by a local company since the campaign began.
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January 19, 1997
O'Conor, Piper agent tops $1 million in a monthJane Brown, a sales associate with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn in Eldersburg, generated sales of more than $1 million in a one-month period.A 16-year veteran of the business, she is an associate broker specializing in the sale of new homes and land. She also is a cer- tified new home sales professional.Brown lives in Eldersburg.Weller now supervisor at Lehigh PortlandLehigh Portland Cement Co. has announced the promotion of Herb Weller to production supervisor at the Union Bridge plant.
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